Evidence-based options for off-loading diabetic wounds

D. G. Armstrong, L. A. Lavery

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Abstract

Whereas the treatment of the diabetic wound has received a great deal of attention in the medical literature, the majority of the focus of recent research has been centered on dressings and advanced wound healing modalities. All these methods, however, are less than effective if the central tenet of treating the diabetic wound, namely reducing plantar pressure through off-loading, is not addressed primarily. This article examines the most commonly used off-loading methods in the medical literature and discusses the attributes and disadvantages of many of these devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 24 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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